Cheltenham add experienced striker to squad; ready for immediate start

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Striker Luke Varney has signed for Cheltenham Town on a deal until the end of the season.

The 35-year-old played Championship football for Burton Albion last season, but has been without a club since leaving the Brewers.

He becomes new Robins boss Michael Duff’s first signing, and has played for 10 different league clubs including a season with Blackpool in the Premier League.

In total he’s made 401 Football league appearances, scoring 72 goals.

“Luke is someone I know well and have known for a long time,” Duff told the Robin’s website. “I have played against him many times and I think he can add some real quality to the group.”

“His experience will help, his professionalism with definitely help and his character will help the dressing room as well.”

Our View

Varney might be advancing in terms of age, but he’s a big signing for a League Two club.

The Robins have been short on goals, but not guile. Ryan Broom has been in good form but they need a focal point for their attack. They’ll be hoping that is what Varney can provide.

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